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presidential election, which involved a recount in florida and a lot of concern over "hanging chads," many states have converted to electronic voting machines. but as our cover story explains, a lot of states use e-voting without paper back-up - including some of the so-called battleground states. according to verified voting.org, a non-partisan advocate for accurate and verifiable elections, pennsylvania, virginia and colorado are among more than a dozen states where some electronic voting machines do not produce a paper back-up. "if 13 states have no paper back-up, that's a recipe for abuse." charles santangelo has written about election outcomes and warns that the potential for electronic ballot tampering is real. "we need to have paper back-up. voting machine companies fought it back in 2004." robert johnston, an engineer at argonne national laboratory, says, "the voting manufacturers are in denial. they are not doing anything about these problems, but their customers are not asking them to, either." "after 2000, a commission said paper back-ups should be in place. twelve years later w
on the sidelines. trillions." if the vote is close, it could trigger recounts. in florida, a recount must be completed within 12 days. but in ohio it could take more than a month. and there's provisional ballots, ballots counted only after a voters' elgibility has been proven. more than 200,000 provisional ballots were cast in ohio in 2008. more are expected this time. "my expectation is that by the end of november, we'll know what the outcome is." what triggers a recount varies from state to state. for example, in ohio, a quarter of one percent; in colorado, florida and pennsylvania, half of one percent. but what if obama and romney tie in the electoral college? "technically, if there's a tie, it would go to the house and romney would win becaue the members would vote by party, i think." election protection has a hotline if you want to report actions that impede voting. the number is 866-our-vote. some traders are turning to the charts rather than the polls for clues about the election direction. alan knuckman of option shop joins us this morning. good morning. similar to the way you cha
-point-seven million voted--more of them democrats. and florida--four and a half million voted early-- more democrats than republicans. top greek officials plan to push tough new austerity measures through parliament today, and it's not sitting well with the masses. hundreds of thousands of greek residents are on a 48- hour strike to protest the latest round of wage and pension cuts. they are protesting against the measure they say penalizes the poor while sparing the elite. prime minister antonis samaras needs the $23 billion in budget cuts to secure bailout money from eurozone leaders. oil refineries are struggling to recover in the wake of superstorm sandy. phillips' 66 new jersey refinery remains closed. the operation needs 2 to 3 weeks before it's back in business. other east coast refineries, including port reading and philadelphia energy solutions, are running at lower capacity. several smaller refineries on the east coast are back to work. however, gas supply problems persist in new york and new jersey. aaa says this week between 60 and 65 percent of gas stations in new york were back open.
are looking up. if you look in florida, one of the hardest-hit areas, those prices are coming back. sales are really flourishing there. out in the west, california, nevada, phoenix, 3 really hard- hit areas, have really started to come back in full swing. market time there is under 30 days in a lot of areas. > > that is really high. they actually have bidding wars going on. > > yeah. a lot of people are really selling things really quickly out there. i like to say if it's priced right and it shows well, pretty much anywhere in the country that it's kind of hotter, it's selling really quickly. > > what do you look at though as anything worrisome? do you feel that we have now turned the corner, or might we still fall back into a housing recession? > > i think some areas we have to worry about are like the rust-belt areas or areas directly correlated with maybe employment. some areas with a little bit of higher unemployment still have a little bit of ways to go. the fact is, if you're not working, you're not going to be able to buy a house. > > so, you're glad you're in real estate right now
and florida are facing the largest worker shortages, which are expected to spread throughout the country. chevy's volt is topping the charts for the second year in a row. 92% of volt owners tell consumer reports magazine that they would definitely buy a volt again. that puts the plug- in hybrid car at the top of the influential publication's owner-satisfaction survey. according to consumer reports' auto editor, the two-year reign points to the continuing trend of enthusiasm for fuel- efficient cars. a new season of auto shows is upon us. in cities across north america from now until mid- april, hot wheels from automakers around the globe will tempt you with their latest models. today, the l.a. auto show opens at the los angeles convention center. it's often called the "green auto show" for its emphasis on energy-efficient vehicles. automakers took the wraps off an all-electric fiat 500 chevy spark. meanwhile, jaguar and landrover unveiled lighter models and audi introduced four new diesel models for the u-s market. the l.a. auto show runs through december 9th. non-superheroes are going t
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